Blessed Father Solanus Casey

Father Solanus Casey, Capuchin was born November 25, 1870 on a farm in Wisconsin. His Irish immigrant parents named him Bernard. He was the sixth child in a family of ten boys and six girls. After he left the farm he worked throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota as a logger, a hospital orderly, a street car operator and a prison guard.

At the age of twenty-one Bernard entered St. Francis High School Seminary in Milwaukee to study for the diocese priesthood. Five years later he decided to enter a religious order. He was invested in the Capuchin Order at Detroit in 1897 and received his religious name of Solanus.

Learn about the road to sainthood for Blessed Solanus Casey, the Wisconsin-born Capuchin and "Porter of Mercy" whose intercession led to many favors granted by God.

Inspired by the life and example of our brother, Blessed Solanus Casey, this Center strives to be a place of pilgrimage, healing, reconciliation and peace. Located in Detroit, Michigan.

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The purpose of the Fr. Solanus Guild is to:

  • keep alive the inspiring memory of Fr. Solanus;
  • bring knowledge of his exemplary life to others;
  • archive information about his life and work;
  • provide prayer, support, and office services to the Vice Postulator for the Cause of Solanus Casey.

Visit the Fr. Solanus Guild Website